This campaign centres around bringing Indigenous youth from Ontario, Canada and Hawaii together to bring awareness to the challenges that their communities face regarding diabetes.
By promoting healthy living and physical activity through run training, a select few Indigenous youth will be chosen to attend the Honolulu Marathon in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 8, 2013. In addition to youth from Hawaii, these young people will make up Team Running for Indigenous Diabetes (R.I.D.).
The goal of this fundraiser is to collect donations and support to pay for airfare, accommodations and entry fees for the Canadian youth and their sponsors, as well as travel, accommodations and entry fees for the Hawaiian youth.
Training for and competing together in this race, by living a healthy, active lifestyle, represents an important opportunity for youth to become engaged, and be leaders in their families and communities.